Area - Arbeit Macht Frei
The first album from the band that I consider to be possibly the finest Italian progressive rock band of the 1970's, & certainly a band in the top tier of all early 1970's progressive bands worldwide! Area combined jazz/rock/stolen ethnic music (mostly from Eastern Europe and the Middle East)/avant garde and more. Superb playing from all (vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass & drums + sax on this album only). While everyone shines, the vocalist, the late Demetrio Stratos is rightly one of the legends of 1970's music. This album includes bassist Jan Patrick Djivas, who left after this album to join P.F.M.